|Address||3000 K St., Washington, DC 20007|
|Hours||Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm; Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm; Dinner Sun-Thur 4:00pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 4:00pm-11:30pm|
A delicious and delightful dining experience near the Georgetown movie theatre, Bangkok Joes makes for a great date or casual hangout. I could eat here every week!
Some of the food items were somewhat pricey, but some were quite reasonable. I had the best curry of my life, and they were more than happy to substitute tofu for the chicken/shrimp option that was offered. While the filet was around $26, the curry was only $12.
Bananas foster for desert was lit on fire at the table. What could be better?
The language barrier for the waitstaff and bussers was a bit of a problem. One meal was totally incorrect, and I think due to the language. That being said, the waitstaff was incredibly attentive and eager to help, without being overbearing.
I loved the place, and am bringing a friend there next week.
It was my first time at Bangkok Joe's. I had been wanting to try it since I had heard many great things about it. It is a really cool place inside. The decor is unique. There are some great looking chandeliers and lamps that accent the interior. We sat in a 2 person booth, that is a little bit raised up. It was intimate even though we were near the bar and entrance. It wasn't crowded or overly busy considering it was a beautiful Saturday nite. The food options were plentiful and delicious. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees. The portions were great and I even have leftovers. I ordered a margarita and it was great. It was a little sweet but good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is great and I want to get a group of friends together and go again.
I only wish for more dumplings. The place looks great, our service was attentive, great list of drinks and desserts.
The mushroom/ginger dumplings had an excellent mix of texture and consistency. The winter squash dumplings were a great surprise. I never thought that winter squash would work so well with Asian flavors. The wrappers on all the dumplings were perfect--slightly resilent, not mushy, squishy, or tough, with just a hint of flavor. While we ate other nice curried noodles, the homemade dumplings were far and away the best thing.
The decor of the resturant was stylish and comfortable. Loved the dumplng's from the dumpling bar (DC's only). The sliverware and serving dishes are also interestingly modern, which dresses up the flavorful Asian street dishes served.
I really liked this place. It's beyond cool looking with little tiny booths for two people, and their fallic decor. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but I definitely recommend you try the shrimp rolls in the appetizer section, and the daily specials are very tasty. Desserts offered are more than just the typical Thai mango and sticky rice (though that is present). You also have flourless chocolate cake, banana flambe, and other such to choose from. I'm definitely going back!
Beautiful stylish place. Yummy noodle dishes -- including potsickers filled with a squash puree, etc. Great food, and not unreasonable prices. The downside is the service -- completely unfriendly, trying to rush you in and out yet somehow managing simultaneously to ignore you. So, go when you want a good bowl of noodles or something, and aren't feeling emotionally needy.
Trendy and fun for nice nights when you want to catch a bite before going out on the waterfront.
Nestled on the Georgetown waterfront, Bangkok Joe’s offers a blend of Thai and Pan-Asian cuisine amid a sleek setting bathed in warm red and gold tones. The space is narrow but clearly touched by the hands of design professionals whose other projects include the Venetian and Bellagio resorts in Las Vegas. Traditional Thai symbols add to the ambience and if you stand at the right spot, you’ll notice the room is on a slight angle, just like the bowls used to serve the variety of surprising dishes.
The restaurant boasts the first dumpling bar in Washington, D.C. with more than a dozen offerings including steamed dumplings, deep-fried wontons, and rolls. On this particular night, I opted for the Panang chicken bun which looked like an undercooked blob of dough. The pasty flavor far outweighed the shredded chicken filling. A better bet would have been the mushroom and ginger dumplings served in a shitake-sesame cream sauce or the shrimp and crab gyoza. Both rank much higher in terms of overall taste and quality.
The main menu centers around an extensive selection of noodle and rice dishes, both traditional (an upscale version of General Tso’s chicken) and unique (bamee shrimp in a crab-cream sauce over wonton noodles with roasted tomatoes and spinach). For a twist on teriyaki, try the spicy grilled salmon noodles. Other main dishes such as the filet mignon seem to lack the distinction of other items and at a higher price, so save your wallet—and your stomach—the disappointment. Don’t miss the impressive drink selection, particularly the ginger-lemon iced tea for those seeking libations of the non-alcoholic variety.
Bangkok Joe’s seems to be a hot spot for the college set before hitting the D.C. club scene, so if you want a spot at the bar, best hit it before 7pm or if you’re headed for the main dining room, reservations would be a good idea. Service can get a bit spotty on busy nights, but the staff maintains a pleasant demeanor and is always happy to suggest a dish or two.
Though it boasts a harbor front location, Bangkok Joe’s actually faces away from the water. So while you won’t get a spectacular view, you can count on an impressive Asian dining experience with a unique twist.
What a fantastic addition to Georgetown. Eat here before a movie and enjoy every minute of it. A great restaurant that's so very different from the others on nearby M Street.
I had tried this restaurant when it first opened and that was a mistake...service wasn't great and I was disappointed. However, Bangkok Joe's has gotten its act together and the results are good. The food is quite tasty and creative. I was sad to see that Pad se Ew didn't make the menu since it's a Thai restaurant but Pad Thai is there. The grilled salmon and asparagus dish is very flavorful. And, the fried rice with either chicken or beef is a sure bet.
Great new restaurant with a variety of noodle and rice dishes with a Thai flair, as you can guess from the name. The ingredients are definitely fresh, but they seem to lack the characteristic flavor they have. The veggie pad thai was good, but the noodles, vegetables, and sprouts all tended to blend together.
The decor was modern and fresh. It probably would be a great happy hour or drink spot at night.
The service was great, but it wasn't crowded at the time we went, so it might be very different at dinner.
All in all, a great value and worth trying.
A welcome addition to a neighborhood notably lacking in stylish but unpretentious ethnic bistros. Very thoughtfully laid-out booths allow for conversational privacy but fine people-watching, both inside & outside the restaurant. The kitchen seems to be holding back on the sizzle factor that can come with this kind of cooking, but a range of tasty dumplings is unusual in DC and more than a novelty. The availability of a full menu until midnight on weekends makes this an important addition to Georgetown.